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The SWIM Project

SWIM is a straightforward, web-based system which allows Members of the Public, Flood Wardens and Flood Risk Management Authorities to enter details about property flooding in one place. The system can be a used to aid multiple agencies in their combined response to flooding both during an event and after. Data collected by SWIM can be quickly analysed and reported on and can be used to help form Flood Risk Management Strategy. Records collected are spatially referenced and can therefore be analysed on a map or in summary reports. During an flood record point, SWIM can be used to inform decision makers and provide an overall picture of what problems exists over a geographical area. This helps agencies better prioritise assistance both during and after an event

Using SWIM

If you are a member of the public then please fill in details of flooding which has impacted your property. All data entered will be reviewed by one of the organisations involved in the SWIM project.

The SWIM project has been developed by the GeoWessex partnership. The developers are the Dorset Council Geographical Information Team working with colleagues from the Environment Agency and the Dorset Council Flood Risk team.


Getting in Touch

The SWIM website is being actively rolled out to cover new areas as and when it is requested by the relevant flood risk management authorities. If your area is not currently available in SWIM please use https://www.gov.uk/report-flood-cause to find out where to report the flooding.

Please contact swim@dorsetcc.gov.uk if you would like to find out more about SWIM or if you are an LLFA who would like to use this service.


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